Turner awarded Dubai Burj 2020 Project Management Contract
DMCC, the Government of Dubai Authority with a mandate to enhance Dubai’s position as the global gateway for commodities trade and enterprise, announced today that Turner has been appointed to project manage the ‘Burj 2020 District’ Development.
Turner beat out competition from several global project management firms pitch for the management of the commercial district, which is set to be the next world destination for large corporates.
The ‘Burj 2020 District’ is being constructed as a direct result of customer demand in particular from large corporates and multi-business entities and will provide companies with a commercial property offering unique to the Dubai marketplace.
It will offer single ownership, contiguous Grade A commercial office space in the heart of Dubai, close to metro stations, world-class cargo facilities, ports and airports that connect to over 220 destinations including the new Al Maktoum International Airport.
The ‘Burj 2020 District’ will also be home to the world’s tallest commercial tower which was named ‘Burj 2020’ in November 2013 in honour of Dubai’s Expo 2020 win.
Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, DMCC, said: “By appointing experienced project managers such as Turner we are laying strong foundations for delivering the ‘Burj 2020 District’ which will further drive sustainable growth for Dubai.
“Turner has a strong track-record in managing and delivering large complex projects while at the same time embracing innovative ideas and new technologies. Together we will create the optimal environment for trade and enterprise with a world-class commercial district that brings together retail, residential, business and lifestyle services.”
Turner brings significant experience, having delivered the current three tallest towers in the world including the Burj Khalifa.
Ali Odeh, Chairman & CEO, Turner International Middle East, said: “Opportunities to work on world-class developments of this scale do not present themselves often and we are honoured to be a part of DMCC’s ‘Burj 2020 District’ project. We are committed and ready to take the project to the next level by offering our Project Management Services to the Development of what will no doubt be a world class commercial district of the future.”
The appointment of Turner follows DMCC’s master plan design competition announced in June 2014. Ground breaking for the ‘Burj 2020 District’ is planned for 2015.